Law and Crime

"One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I know nothing of man's rights, or woman's rights; human rights are all that I recognise."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lawyers spend their professional careers shoveling smoke."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is organized murder, and nothing else."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A compromise is an agreement whereby both parties get what neither of them wanted."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nature is the only murderer who is not convicted."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wealthy criminals are the only refuge for morally bankrupt attorneys."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."

Jean Genet
Jean Genet "Notes for The Screens"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Court Room Trial: Manipulation of the facts by two High-Priced salesmen, each attempting to sell his own version of the truth."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!"

Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell "Wives and Daughters"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An unjust law is itself a species of violence."

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has wisely given them very little."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The law says you can have only one spouse. This is called monotony."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between outlaws and inlaws is outlaws are wanted."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The great nations have always acted like gangsters and the small nations like prostitutes."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?"

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "The Threepenny Opera"

Rating: 2.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Law stands mute in the midst of arms."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Crime is naught but misdirected energy."

Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman "Anarchism and Other Essays"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be."

Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler "The Long Goodbye"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is better for you to suffer an injustice than for the world to be without law."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The law often allows what honor forbids."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!"

Shana Alexander
Shana Alexander "State-by-State Guide to Women`s Legal Rights"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. "

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "Slavery in Massachusetts"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents - if the term is to be used at all."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "The Old Curiosity Shop"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Misalliance"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Natural law is only whatever happens in your lifetime within fifty miles of you."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)